Where to Drink: The Best Kept Secrets in Barcelona

No trip to Barcelona is perfected without a night on the town, and today’s post brings you five of the city’s best bars. With everything from flamenco bars to vintage cocktail clubs, they’ll ensure to bring a fun flair and fresh perspective to every night of your trip.

Old Fashioned cocktail bar, Barcelona

1. Old Fashioned – Gin Tonic & Cocktail Bar

Specializing in gin and cocktail creation, a night in Old Fashioned is an experience like no other. Designed in a vintage-style, the bar allows for a casual and relaxed experience, playing a wide mix of ‘80s favorites, jazz and swing music. Showcasing a monochrome color palette and crimson deep buttoned couches for a vibrant contrast, the bar is littered with ‘50s-style bar stools and a number of vintage-esque liqueurs. With bartenders clad in suspenders and waistcoats, everything about this place screams vintage appeal. Serving a collection of classic cocktails like mojitos, whiskey sours and Manhattans, they also create unique cocktails of their own. Take a wander down to the Gràcia district and enjoy an old fashioned in Old Fashioned.

Location: Carrer de Santa Teresa, 1, 08012 Barcelona, Spain

Cocktail bar, Barcelona, Spain

2. Tinta Roja

Effortlessly distinctive in design, Tinta Roja presents a variety of themes – theater, circus, tango and carnival-style attractions. To experience a live flamenco show, join us for our own flamenco experience. Inspired by Argentinian and Spanish influences, it presents a cosy, dimly lit interior and an ample size, with tables and chairs snugly lining the walls and a dancefloor through the center. Serving a variety of wines, cocktails and Argentinian beers, the bar promotes a variety of different events and experiences – poetry readings, art exhibitions, flamenco dancing, theater, performances and varying festivals. The perfect choice for an eclectic evening out, Tinta Roja is the ideal place for a Barcelona outing.

Location: Carrer de la Creu dels Molers, 17, 08004 Barcelona, Spain

Wine cellar and bar, Barcelona

3. Bodega Maestrazgo

Whether you’re entirely new to the wine world or a complete aficionado, Bodega Maestrazgo is worth a visit for everyone. With thousands of bottles lining the walls, they ensure to have something that’s to everyone’s tastes. The bodega offers customized wine tastings and complementary tapas platters, matched exquisitely with the wine flavors in order to perfect your visit. They also provide private hires for tastings and events for a more personal and memorable experience. With multiple different menus as well as local and national wines to choose from, enjoy a luxurious afternoon or evening at Bodega Maestrazgo.

Location: 90, Carrer de Sant Pere Més Baix, 08003 Barcelona, Spain

Milk bar and bistro, Barcelona

Milk Bar & Bistro

Established as one of the premium cocktail bars in Barcelona, Milk will prove endlessly versatile for a variety of occasions. Described as being designed like a “millionaire’s drawing room”, it presents a vibrant primary color palette, intricately printed wall paper and a cosy atmosphere. Serving an array of delicious cocktails, they also offer brunch and dinner daily, ensuring that you won’t go hungry on a day or evening out. Choose self-proclaimed affordable luxuries with a visit to Milk.

Locatiion: Carrer d'en Gignàs, 2, 08002 Barcelona, Spain

Underground cocktail bar, Barcelona

Las Cuevas del Sorte

Located down a flight of stairs in a cellar, Las Cuevas del Sorte brings forth a rustic experience. Designed with stone and stalactite walls and lit by candlelight, the grotto-style bar presents a Caribbean flavor with fruits and plants scattered throughout. Made complete with playing card coasters and city-renowned mojitos, Las Cuevas del Sorte will bring an unforgettable atmosphere to any evening.

Location: Carrer d'en Gignàs, 21, 08002 Barcelona, Spain

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